Friend of the blog Lev Grossman did an AMA on reddit tonight about his novels The Magicians and The Magician King. (I wrote about The Magicians here.) Lots of good material but I especially liked this from Lev on Narnia:
You know how you — by which I mean me — love your parents, but you’re also kind of permanently angry at them, all the time? That’s how I feel about the Narnia books. I really do love them. I’ve tried to make my daughter read them about 100 times. But I feel so bitter about them too — about what they did and didn’t prepare me for in life.